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Definition of Contain

Contain

  1. To hold within fixed limits; to comprise; to include; to inclose; to hold.
  2. To have capacity for; to be able to hold; to hold; to be equivalent to; as, a bushel contains four pecks.
  3. To put constraint upon; to restrain; to confine; to keep within bounds.
  4. To restrain desire; to live in continence or chastity.

Contain Quotations

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.
Muhammad Ali

There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough - there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph.
Robert Frank

If adolescent pregnancy prevention is to become a priority, then our strategy, as advocates, must contain two key elements: civic engagement and education.
Jane Fonda

Myth and fairy-story must, as all art, reflect and contain in solution elements of moral and religious truth (or error), but not explicit, not in the known form of the primary 'real' world.
J. R. R. Tolkien

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.
Walt Whitman
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Contain Translations

contain in Afrikaans is bevat
contain in Danish is indeholde
contain in Dutch is bevatten, inhouden, behelzen
contain in French is contenez, contiens, contenons, contiennent
contain in German is enthalten, einbinden, enthalten
contain in Latin is contineo
contain in Portuguese is conter
contain in Spanish is contener
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